From improved installation methods to new technologies, the science behind home renovation is constantly moving forward. At MyHome, we believe in staying up to date. Our team members attend tradeshows, read industry journals and magazines, and conduct daily web searches, so we know what’s available for our clientele.
Heard of a new product or material, and want to use it in your project? Tell us about it, and we’ll help you get it. We have yet to receive a request we couldn’t deliver on. Here, we’d like to share with you some innovations we’re excited about. Check back often to stay current, and glean ideas for your remodeling project.
FAGOR® INDUCTION COOKTOPS
Energy efficient, safer, and cleaner, induction cooktops have been available in Europe for years. Fagor, the European leader of induction technology, has finally brought induction cooktops to the United States. Induction cooktops use a series of burners called induction coils, which generate magnetic fields to induct a heating reaction within the cookware itself. The pot's heat cooks the food, while the cooktop stays cool to touch. With no open flames, induction cooktops are safer to use. The flat surface is also easier to clean. Spills don’t stick, and overflows from pots are easily wiped away.
The Julien Aquacentre® provides you with everything you need to organize your kitchen and maintain clutter free counters. The smart storage drawer will keep your kitchen supplies easily accessible – no more endless searching beneath the sink for the right spray bottle. The Aquacentre® also makes clean-up quick and simple, with its seamlessly integrated stainless steel 16 gauge sink and drain board. Compatible with most hidden control dishwashers and garbage disposals, the Aquacentre® is insulated to reduce noise and vibration. Aquacentre® is available in two basic styles, Classic and UrbanEdge™, and is easily installed in both built-in and kitchen island configurations.
ICESTONE® DURABLE SURFACE MATERIAL
An ideal choice for the environmentally conscious, IceStone® durable surface is made from recycled glass and concrete. IceStone® can be used for kitchen counters, as well as backsplashes, bathrooms, vanities, and bathroom dividers. Even interior walls, tabletops, and commercial flooring can be made from IceStone®’s durable surface. Less porous than marble, IceStone® gives you the strength of granite and heat resistance of stone. The color options are practically unlimited, with 24 standard colors to start from, all modifiable. Fabrication, installation, and care are similar to that of natural stone surfaces. Due to the high recycled content in IceStone®, using this material can gain credits towards LEED certification.